It has been tradition that every year as soon as the results are out, the schools are ranked based on performance. The daily papers will have pages and pages listing the top 100 schools them features on the top three students in the country.
Bellio Kipsang, the Education Permanent Secretary said that schools that do not meet the basic minimum students’ requirements shall be collapsed and merged with the nearby schools to leverage on the available resources.
“There will be regular review and recasting of school performance merit measuring tools and therefore ranking of schools and students on basis of national examination results is discontinued with immediate effect,” reads the circular. The new directives take effect from January 1, 2015.
The education taskforce said evaluation of schools performance should only be used to inform Kenyans on institutions that attained the basic minimum academic pass mark. “Schools could be ranked by how many of their students have surpassed the 50 per cent pass mark,” reads the report, adding that the focus on schools recognition should be based on the quality of services.
Schools have also been instructed to have school uniforms that suit the local weather patterns. “They should have such uniforms suited for local weather conditions. Clothing for other purposes, such as physical education, technical and applied subjects should be simple and universally available.
Procurement of schools uniforms have also been directed to be based on open tender with strict adherence to the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005.
Source: Standard Digital